Howard had 19 points and nine rebounds in his first game since signing a four-year, $88 million deal with the Rockets in the offseason.
Howard was 6 of 11 from the field and 7 of 11 from the free-throw line in 27 minutes. He also had a technical foul in the third quarter for arguing a defensive 3-second violation.
Morrow was 3 of 6 from 3-point range and 8 of 15 overall from the field in 33 minutes. Anthony Davis added 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting in 27 minutes, and Austin Rivers also had 21 points in 32 minutes.
New Orleans lost guard Tyreke Evans in the second quarter with a left ankle injury. Evans had X-rays on his left ankle, which came back negative, and he did not return.
Evans hit an off-balance jumper in the lane and appeared to land on a defender's foot, rolling his ankle.
Evans, who came to the Pelicans from Sacramento in the offseason as part of a three-team trade that sent Robin Lopez to Portland and Greivis Vasquez to the Kings, had seven points on 3-of-5 shooting in 10 minutes.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver explains why he's been so outspoken when talking about sports gambling surrounding the NBA saying it's "good for the integrity of the game... and an appropriate form of entertainment."
Dikembe Mutombo denied giving Bismack Biyombo permission to use his signature finger-wag celebration, telling TMZ, "I don't know when that conversation took place. Him and I need to talk."
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says "it was a close call" in regards to not handing Draymond Green a suspension for kicking Steven Adams and describes the investigation that took place after Game 3.